1998 Volvo V70 Reviews, Page 4 of 8 – Carsurvey.org

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1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Wagon turbo petrol from and New Zealand

Fantastic car

There was a engine hesitation, and an intermittent idle when the car was purchased. The left wheel bearing was on the way out when I bought it, but at the time I the tyres were just

The idle and hesitation have but gone, could be a combination of the throttle body cleaned out and running on PULP.

The climate unit sometimes flashes on indicating a fault, but it still to work fine.


The overall comfort and ambiance of the car are luxurious. Leather seats, grain and dual zone control make every enjoyable. The fit and finish and overall quality of the car is very high, the close with a reassuring not the tinny feel of a lot of modern

The 2.4L low pressure turbocharged has more than adequate put the foot down and it pulls hard, only just at starting to run out of breath around the mark. The gear-change is not the quickest and has a notchiness to it – and the engine not really spool up until 1500-2000 rpm. Even the car is adequately quick when you it to be.

The rear seats can be folded to make a completely flat area in the rear of the wagon. The is cavernous and great for lugging around the place. Tie down and baskets for smaller objects are included, as well as a cargo net retracts from the top of the rear to stop objects from forward into the front during an accident.

The AWD system a type of viscous centre which sends torque to the wheels when the front begin to spin more than the rear. In practice, I found this system to remakably well.

The AWD system engages seamlessly, you even being aware of it. gravel roads can be climbed ease, I have never a wheel. The first gear is quite low to allow low speed of this type, and works for the conditions the car is designed for. clearance is more than average road going but not really in true 4wd league.

The car clear small rocks on roads with ease, but not like to see deep sand or out tracks, which is somewhat a as the 4wd system would handle it Beaches can be accessed and provided you out of the really soft sand the car handle it easily.

The car has 4 airbags, which is better a lot of cars even today. The airbags do not really cover the though like modern ones do, but its better than – and the Side Impact System (SIPS) is designed to the chance of a head impact in the place, by placing the occupants a distance from the window and strong re-enforcement in that of the car.

The car is fitted with 16 wheels and is shod with tyres. Handling is acceptable and biased towards sporting than touring ones. roll is quite well with a bias towards The car feels to me to be underdamped though, and to take fractionally longer it should to #039;settle#039; when by undulating roads.

Steering feel is good being brilliant, and there is kickback felt through the when driving over around corners.

The car is good and handsome, and the paint finish, as on Volvo#039;s, is very deep and in colour. Mine is cherry and looks superb after a and wax. Even though the car is a 98 it doesn#039;t look like a 10 old car.

The shape seems to have a timelessness to it, and the car looks very even at 10 years of age.

I have been very with this car so far, and recommend the Volvo V70 and S70 to prospective car who want an affordable, well reliable and comfortable car.

you buy another car from this Yes

Review Date: 20th 2008

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